The acquisition of aspect in a second language

The acquisition of aspect in a second language

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The acquisition of the aspect is a central area in Second Language Acquisition research, the subject of hundreds of papers and dozens of edited volumes, monographs and special issues. This introduction provides the reader not only with a concise and plain presentation of the main hypotheses advanced in the past, but also with an overview of contemporary research. Stefano Rastelli shows how comparison of behavioural (production-comprehension), processing and statistical data is improving - and partially changing - our understanding of how learners acquire the aspectual distinctions of the target-language.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 75 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.83mm | 133g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 1108829031
  • 9781108829038

Table of contents

1. What are the Key Concepts; 2 What are the Implications for SLA?; 3 What are the New Avenues for Research?; 4 What are the Key Readings?
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